Gugu Khathi (born October 25th, 1990; Age: 32 years old) is an entrepreneur, international business speaker, and reality TV star who is best recognized as the wife of DJ Tira, a multi-award-winning South African DJ, and record producer.
Gugu started her career as a dancer before transitioning into a savvy businesswoman. Though not successful as her husband, the Zulu native is a star in her own right.
How Old is Gugu Khathi?
DJ Tira’s better half, Gugu Khathi, is 32 years old. She was born in Soweto, Gauteng Province, on October 25th, 1990. She spent her childhood years in her birthplace―Soweto, and also completed her basic education in the South Western Township.
The reality TV star attended Princess High School and then had her tertiary education at the University of South Africa (UNISA). There, she bagged a degree in Psychology.
How Long Has Gugu Khathi and DJ Tira Been Together?
According to reports, Gugu Khathi and DJ Tira were high school sweethearts. They were in an on-and-off relationship for 18 years before deciding to go on a forever journey. Though the cute couple has experienced strains on their relationship, they always find a way to get it back on track.
Gugu and DJ Tira got married in the year 2013. Three years later, they formalized their union by performing Umabo, a traditional ceremony common with the Zulu tribe which marks the beginning of a couple’s marital life. The ceremony involves the groom introducing his bride to his ancestors through a cow slaughtering ritual and celebration.
DJ Tira and his wife have been married for over eight years and have known each other for more than two decades and a half. Gugu is very supportive of her husband’s career, and her unwavering support accounts for the height of success the Kwaito artist has attained thus far in his music journey. They are doting parents who love to spend quality time with their children.
Meet Gugu and DJ Tira’s Children
Gugu Khathi and DJ Tira are proud parents of three children―two sons and a daughter christened Junior Khathi, Chase Khathi, and Chichi Khathi. Having been in an on-and-off relationship, Gugu’s husband welcomed a son, Junior Khathi, from another woman around 1998.
The youngster follows in his father’s footsteps and goes by the stage name, Tank the Rockstar. He is seriously making waves in the music industry. He started following his father to the studio at the age of 13. Soon after, he began compiling music materials and has since performed live in SA and Swaziland.
Junior studied Engineering at the university. In 2017, he collaborated with his dad, DJ Bongz, and Dbn Nyts on a song titled ‘Kuruza.’ He has moved on to release his songs, including ‘Flight Mode.’ Junior Khathi is much older than his siblings, who are currently completing their basic education.
Gugu Khathi’s first son, Chase Khathi, was born on November 20th, 2010, and is 12 years old. Chichi is 8 years old. The baby of the house was born on February 23rd, 2015.
What Does Gugu Khathi Do for a Living?
DJ Tira’s wife is a well-known businesswoman cum business speaker who owns a beauty salon and spa in Ruimsig. She had a humble beginning and has, over the years, progressed in her career, having plied her trade in diverse sectors including real estate and showbiz.
Gugu has always been optimistic and goal-oriented. She started as a dancer and wasn’t satisfied with the result she was getting. She later plied her trade in hair styling and related business ventures like selling wigs and weavons. She launched her beauty salon and spa in the year 2015.
Still not satisfied with her level of success, the 32 years old branched into real estate and showbiz. She now owns several properties across the country. Also, DJ Tira’s wife emerged as a reality TV star when she appeared in Real Housewives of Joburg. She further debuted in Real Housewives of Durban in February 2021.
With her massive followerships on social media platforms, the businesswoman also dabbles as a social media influencer. Even though she is not as wealthy as her hubby, Gugu Khathi is said to be a self-made millionaire.
Gugu Khathi’s Controversies
Since coming to the spotlight as the significant other of DJ Tira, Gugu Khathi has been embroiled in many controversies. In 2019, she brawled with her neighbor at the upmarket Willowbrook Estate in Ruimsig. After engaging in a nasty fight, Gugu and her neighbor, Cindy O’Neil, opened cases of assault against each other at the Honeydew Police Station.
A court hearing was held in March 2022, and the case is yet to be settled. Additionally, another assault case was reportedly filed against Gugu Khathi by her co-star in Real Housewives of Joburg, Christall Kay, in 2021. Even though Christall claimed that DJ Tira’s wife punched her in the eyes while she posed no threat to her, Gugu has maintained that she assaulted Christall Kay based on self-defense.